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Notetaking Resources

Cornell Note Taking System
The Cornell Note Taking System is a widely used system for recording notes devised in the 1950s by Walter Pauk, an education professor at Cornell University. Pauk advocated the system's use in his best-selling book "How to Study in College".

Learning Strategies Instruction
JMU's Learning Strategies Instruction (LSI) enhances the educational outcomes of students through explicit training in various learning strategies which are based on personal strengths and weaknesses, specific course demands, and are modified according to academic progress or changing needs.

A Livescribe smartpen can be a helpful tool to a student with a disability or volunteer note taker assisting other students. The pen captures everything that is written and heard and bolsters the notetaking ability of the person using it.

Tiny Scanner and Genius Scan
Apps, that are available for Windows, Andriod, and Apple phones, which turns your phone into a portable scanner.  Be sure the pages are well lit with no shadows and that you use high contrast with tight cropping.  Register with your Dukes email account to get the app for free.

JMU Library Scanner Locations

Carrier Library Scanners
Scanners are available for student use on the first floor of Carrier Library. Click the link above for instructions about how to use their scanners.

Rose Library Scanners
The current scanners are an Epson GT-1500, Epson Perfection V600 Phoyo, and Xerox BookCentre 7130.  Instructions for use will follow soon.